Giving Properly to Ceasar | Mar. 5, 2017

Getting Started

  • Why is politics such a taboo subject in our society?
  • Why does politics invoke such a passionate response?

Community Discussion

  • How does the difficulty in which we relate to our social structures affect Gospel mission in our neighborhoods as a community? How has our response to political situations affected our Gospel proclamation to our unbelieving neighbors?
  • In relation to giving to Ceasar the things that are Ceasar's and God the things that are God's. How have we as a community confused the things that belong to God with the things that belong to social structures or vice versa? How have we found ourselves placing trust in political hope without the Gospel?
  • How does our inability to give to Ceasar the things that are Ceasar's and to God the things that are God's reflect the trust that we have in Jesus? What does this say about the way we have prioritized the lengths of God's rule in our life and circumstances?

Further Discussion

Discipleship

  • How does your inability to give to Ceasar the things that are Ceasar's and to God the things that are God's reflect the trust that you have in Jesus? What does this say about the way you have prioritized the lengths of God's rule in your life and circumstances?
  • How does the difficulty in which you relate to your social structures affect Gospel mission in your neighborhoods as a community? How has your response to political situations affected your Gospel proclamation to your unbelieving neighbors?
  • In relation to giving to Ceasar the things that are Ceasar's and God the things that are God's. How have you confused the things that belong to God with the things that belong to social structures or vice versa? How have you found yourself placing trust in political hope without the Gospel?

Family

  • How does your inability to give to Ceasar the things that are Ceasar's and to God the things that are God's reflect the trust that your family has in Jesus? What does this say about the way you have prioritized the lengths of God's rule in your families life and circumstances?
  • How does the difficulty in which you relate to your social structures affect Gospel mission in your neighborhoods as a family? How has your response to political situations affected your Gospel proclamation to your unbelieving neighbors and extended family?
Missio Dei